Monday, February 4, 2008

an iTunes education

Most people have iPods, but very few of those people are aware of all of the great things that are available through the iTunes store for free. If you go to Podcasts you can download all sorts of great stuff like foreign language lessons, news radio, pop culture info, etc. I did a couple of searches for "LDS" and "Mormon" and found some great sites like LDS Women's Book Review, The Ensign (just the articles each month read aloud), and LDS Voices. It's really nice to be able to listen to gospel-centered literature, music and discussions at work. I've gotten some really great book ideas from LDS Women's Book Review. They also have a website with book suggestions, but half of the fun is listening to the ladies chit chat.

There is also another section called iTunes U, which has class lectures, speeches, etc., from many different universities all over the country. The other day I listened to "Title IX at 35: A Conversation with Billie Jean King," which was a great forum recorded at Stanford. Some other ones I've downloaded but haven't listened to yet are "The Heart of Nonviolence: A Conversation With the Dalai Lama," "Iraqi Women's Ordeal Under Occupation," and "Poetry and Peace," with Maxine Hong Kingston.

Seeing as how iTunes has exorbitant prices for everything else, I would highly recommend that you take advantage of all of the great free stuff that they offer.

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